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Speed Fest today at Stadium

Published:Saturday | March 2, 2019 | 12:24 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Sprinters will be in the spotlight at today’s first staging of the John Wolmer Speed Fest at the National Stadium. The meet, which has attracted both senior and junior athletes will get under way at 9 a.m., with the running of the Class Four girls 70m hurdles and will close on the track later in the day with the running of the men’s 200 metres.

Today’s meet will see all the sprint hurdle events for both high schools and Open, 100m, and 200 metres. Field events athletes will not be left out as there will be shot put, discus, high jump, and long jump for Classes One and Two. “This meet will focus on speed,” Bruce James, the competition director, told The Gleaner yesterday. “

Jamaicans love speed, and we want to give them all that they want. We want to create the most athlete- inspired, coach, pleasing and spectator friendly development meet in Jamaica, and there will be no limit on entries for school and clubs and institutions.” More than 1,000 athletes have entered as athletes begin their final preparations for this month’s ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships.